US Notre Dame Students Plan to Protest Mike Pence's Commencement Speech

05:52  20 may  2017
05:52  20 may  2017 Source:   Time

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Notre Dame students plan to protest against Mike Pence at commencement — and the university is okay with it. Pence will give the commencement address at the nation’ s most prominent Catholic university on May 21 at the campus in South Bend, Ind.

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Some University of Notre Dame students plan to walk out of Vice President Mike Pence‘s commencement speech at the university on Sunday.

Notre Dame’s student activist coalition, We StaND For, planned the walkout to stand in solidarity with those affected by Pence’s policies, the group said in a statement.

"During his time as governor of the state of Indiana and now as Vice-President, Pence has targeted the civil rights protections of members of LGBT_ community, rejected the Syrian refugee resettlement program, supported an unconstitutional ban of religious minorities, and fought against sanctuary cities," the coalition said. "All of these policies have marginalized our vulnerable sisters and brothers for their religion, skin color, or sexual orientation."

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When Vice President Mike Pence arrives in South Bend this weekend, some graduates at the University of Notre Dame plan to greet him by silently walking out, a gesture of protest they “After Mike Pence was announced as our commencement speaker, there were about 15 or 20 of us who

Notre Dame Protest of Pence Twists Catholic Social Teaching. This Sunday, vice president Mike Pence will return to his home state of Indiana to deliver the commencement address at the University of Notre Dame . The students ’ main grievance is that Pence ’ s supposedly “anti-LGBT” record as

We StaND For said inviting Pence to speak contradicts Notre Dame’s Catholic values. The university’s decision to have Pence speak has caused controversy elsewhere - more than 1,700 Notre Dame alumni signed a letter expressing disappointment that Pence was appointed as commencement speaker. Several other groups will protest the speech off-campus, including Planned Parenthood of Indiana & Kentucky, the Nu Black Power Movement and Alliance for Democracy, the Washington Post reports.

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